PhD Position on Optics and Spectroscopy, University of Twente, Netherlands

Post-Doc-Position in Netherlands, University of Twente

PhD Position on Optics and Spectroscopy: Do you want to make a substantial and lasting contribution to the orthopedic and biomedical device research community? Join our dynamic, multidisciplinary team at the University of Twente and Amsterdam UMC for a fully funded PhD position focusing on advancing optical and spectroscopic techniques for enhanced arthroscopic imaging.

PhD Position on Advanced Optics and Spectroscopy for Daycare Arthroscopic Imaging

Designation: PhD Candidate

Research Area: Advanced Optics and Spectroscopy for Daycare Arthroscopic Imaging

Location: University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands & Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Master’s degree in (Applied) Physics, (Biomedical) Engineering, Imaging Engineering or equivalent.
  • Profound experience in data processing/programming (preferably in Python or Matlab).
  • Strong background in optical instrumentation, spectroscopy, and image processing.
  • Affinity with medical applications and device design.
  • Hands-on mentality and enthusiasm for practical work.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and managerial skills.

Job Description: The PhD candidate will contribute to the technical development of an advanced imaging needle ‘arthroscope’ integrating optical imaging and spectroscopic techniques. Responsibilities include hardware development, algorithm advancement for data processing, and evaluation through in vivo human samples. The role involves collaboration within a multidisciplinary team and conducting research at the University of Twente and Amsterdam UMC.

How to Apply: Please submit your application before August 8th, 2024 by using the “Apply now” button on our website. Include the following documents:

  • A motivation letter highlighting your interest in this PhD position.
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing your education, publications, awards, and work experience.
  • Academic transcripts of your BSc and MSc degrees, including grades.
  • A brief description of your most recent academic accomplishment (e.g., master’s thesis).
  • Contact information for two scientific staff members who can provide recommendation letters.

Last Date for Apply: August 8th, 2024

For inquiries, please contact:

The first round of interviews will be held on August 19th, 2024. Selected candidates will undergo initial online interviews, with a subset proceeding to a second interview phase. We encourage applications from female candidates as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion.



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